Child Care Leader Salary

The average Child Care Leader in the United States earns approximately $11.07 per hour. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Child Care Leaders. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just over a half lack any form of coverage — but more than two-fifths have medical insurance, and slightly less than a third have dental, too. The vast majority of Child Care Leaders (87 percent) who responded to the survey are women. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,500 - $38,415
$29K
MEDIAN: $28,982
50%

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$8.63 - $16.56
$8
$11
$17
MEDIAN: $11.07
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$28,982  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $986  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$17,914 - $35,623  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.63 - $16.56  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.91  
Overtime
$11.28 - $22.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $986  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$17,914 - $35,623  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 96

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Job Description for Child Care Leader

A child care leader works at a child care center and coordinates the daily operations of the center. The child care center may be an after-school program for younger children or a day care center for infants and toddlers. The child care leader will make sure that administrative duties are carried out and that the children are well taken care of.

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Child Care Leader Tasks

  • Teach and monitor groups of children, ensure their safety, enforce rules, and resolve conflicts.
  • Prepare for daily activities before children's arrival, clean and organize the room at the end of the day.
  • Make sure health and safety regulations are met, including participating in emergency drills and filling out injury reports.
  • Engage in regular communications with parents regarding their children and school curriculum.

Common Career Paths for Child Care Leader


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Child Care Leaders might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Director of Child Care, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $32K per year. Becoming a Preschool Teacher or a Daycare Teacher is often the next step for a Child Care Leader.

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Pay by Experience Level for Child Care Leader

Pay by Experience for a Child Care Leader has a neutral trend. An entry-level Child Care Leader with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 62 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Child Care Leader with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Child Care Leader which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 30 salaries. A Child Care Leader with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 10 salaries.

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Key Stats for Child Care Leader

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Child Care Leader Salaries

Experienced
▲5%

National Average
$24,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼2%

Late-Career
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
vision benefits
Vision: 26%
no benefits
None: 55%